Sore Muscles

  • Remnant

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    Jan 17, 2008 9:36 PM GMT
    Is it good to massage sore muscle, bad, or does it make absolutely no difference?
  • maximumrisk

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    Jan 17, 2008 9:56 PM GMT
    It usually helps for me. I cant make it go away with massaging, but it doesn`t bother that much after it.
  • Remnant

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    Jan 17, 2008 9:58 PM GMT
    Not so much that its excruciatingly painful, if anything i massage it when i'm bored icon_surprised.gif
    I'm just wondering if it's bad or good for muscle growth and form =/
  • maximumrisk

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    Jan 17, 2008 10:17 PM GMT
    Okay, I am not sure on that one. I heard a few times that it is supposed to be good to massage after training, but i doubt that it changes anything in growth or form.
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:10 AM GMT
    Im pretty sure massage doesn't matter, there's a guy at my gym who rolls his soreness and tightness out on these foam cylinders and he's buff as hell.
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    Jan 18, 2008 5:07 AM GMT
    That's called rolfing, Pumpkin.

    Best thing for soreness is generally flushing / getting pumped up.
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    Jan 18, 2008 5:12 AM GMT
    oh ok :/
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    Jan 19, 2008 3:34 AM GMT
    Caused by lactic acid.

    http://sportsmedicine.about.com/cs/exercisephysiology/a/aa053101a.htm

    Anything that releases this from muscle is helpful for relieving pain. Massage, hot tub. And, like mentioned above, working out more as blood pumps flush it out. This works awesome. Whenever I was sore I just worked out again and it was gone. You would think it would be worse but its not. Quick and free.
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    Jan 19, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    Actually, lactic acid is the old wisdom. Newer belief is micro-tears.
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    Jan 19, 2008 3:40 AM GMT
    I agree with all the above: The best thing for muscle soreness is getting back in there and pumping it out. Be grateful for your soreness. It means you worked those muscles in the first place. I like when I get sore cause I can tell I accomplished something.

    My soreness always comes about 2 days after a hard workout. Other guys tend to tell me the same thing.
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    Jan 19, 2008 3:51 AM GMT
    Yep.
  • GQjock

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    Jan 19, 2008 11:15 AM GMT
    Muscle soreness is caused by microtrauma and tiny tears in the muscle fibers after a workout
    It's how muscle grows after a perceived stress
    it's a good thing but if it's severe can lead to spasm and be generally painful
    massage will break these spasms and temporarily get rid of soreness
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    Jan 26, 2008 6:13 PM GMT
    ActiveAndFit said
    My soreness always comes about 2 days after a hard workout. Other guys tend to tell me the same thing.


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